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Environment$4,432,898.67
Fiscal Year: 2010
  

Download 2010 Environment projects (EXCEL)
This subcategory includes a number of projects investigating potential environmental risk factors for autism. Example projects include studies of the effects of the microbiome, environmental contaminants and toxins, maternal dietary factors, medications taken during pregnancy or to induce labor, assistive reproductive treatments, child and maternal response to immune challenge, and registries where many of these factors can be tracked simultaneously.
Graph: Genetic risk factors accounted for a majority of research funding in Question 3 in 2010 (63%). Gene-Environment studies received 25% of funding, Epigenetic studies 7%, and Environment studies 5%.
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Project Title Principal Investigator Strategic Plan Objective Institution
Structural and functional neural correlates of early postnatal deprivation Behen, Michael Q3.S.H Wayne State University
Do vagal and circumventricular inflammation contribute to the etiology of regressive autism? Miller, Veronica Q3.Other Wadsworth Center, State of New York Department of Health
An investigation on the potential harmful effects of mercury in the nonhuman primate Burbacher, Thomas Q3.S.F University of Washington
Epidemiological research on autism in Jamaica Rahbar, Mohammad Q3.S.H University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
IL-6-mediated Jak2/Stat3 signaling and brain development Tan, Jun Q3.L.C University of South Florida
Vulnerability phenotypes and susceptibility to environmental toxicants: From organism to mechanism Noble, Mark Q3.S.E University of Rochester
Novel animal models of impaired social behavior and anxiety: A role for MeCP2 Reyes, Teresa Q3.L.C University of Pennsylvania
Investigating the effect of mercury on ASD, AD and ASD regression Hitlan, Robert Q3.L.C University of Northern Iowa
Immunobiology in autism Van de Water, Judy Q3.S.E University of California, Davis
Gene expression and immune cell function in mothers of children with autism Sharp, Frank; Ashwood, Paul; Van de Water, Judy Q3.S.E University of California, Davis
Evaluation of the immune and physiologic response in children with autism following immune challenge Van de Water, Judy Q3.S.E University of California, Davis
Early exposure to acetaminophen and autism Hertz-Picciotto, Irva Q3.S.F University of California, Davis
Project 3: Neurodevelopmental toxicology of autism Pessah, Isaac Q3.S.K University of California, Davis
Project 1: Environmental epidemiology of autism Hertz-Picciotto, Irva Q3.L.C University of California, Davis
Elevated urinary P-cresol: Intestinal causes and behavioral consequences Persico, Antonio Q3.S.I Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Finland Sourander, Andre Q3.S.H Turku University
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE- West Australia Leonard, Helen Q3.S.H The University of Western Australia
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Israel Gross, Raz Q3.S.H The Gertner Institute of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Norway Stoltenberg, Camilla Q3.S.H Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Does thimerosal elicit a hormetic response? Deth, Richard Q3.S.E Northeastern University
Prenatal factors and risk of autism in a Finnish national birth cohort Brown, Alan Q3.S.H New York State Psychiatric Institute
Analysis of the small intestinal microbiome of children with autism Kushak, Rafail Q3.S.I Massachusetts General Hospital
Maternal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders in children of the Nurses' Health Study II Santangelo, Susan Q3.L.C Massachusetts General Hospital
MeHG stimulates antiapoptotic signaling in stem cells Bressler, Joseph Q3.S.F Kennedy Krieger Institute
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE- Sweden Hultman, Christina Q3.S.H Karolinska Institutet